Julia Child, Mr. Wizard, Monty Python … Good Eats Turns 10

This afternoon I was at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, GA watching the live matinee performance of “Good Eats Turns 10” with Alton Brown. What a blast! I had a fantastic time. I don’t think I’ve been to a live TV show recording before (except for sporting events), so it was cool …

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Jolicloud on my EeePC

Jolicloud transforms your netbook into a sophisticated web device that taps into the cloud to expand your computing possibilities. The web already hosts a significant part of our lives: mails, photos, videos, and friends are already somewhere online. Jolicloud was built to make the computer and web part of the same experience. I’ve been playing …

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Cookin’ up some Wii homebrew

I saw this post on Lifehacker yesterday about installing homebrew on the Wii without needing to use the Twilight Princess hack and decided, what the heck, let’s give it a try! Wow, talk about amazingly simple. Only minutes after downloading the necessary files, I had the Homebrew Channel running on my Wii. After doing a …

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Indiana Jones Wii is fun, but annoying

Since we finished Lego Star Wars last month, my daughter and I have moved onto Lego Indiana Jones on the Wii. It’s a fun two-player cooperative game just like the Star Wars version, but just going through the first two sections (“Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Temple of Doom”) we’ve run into quite a …

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Getting the most out of your TiVo

[ I try to keep this post updated and current, so check back often! -windracer ] A TiVo is much more than just a souped up digital VCR. What separates TiVo from your cable company’s generic DVR (other than the awesome features of TiVo service itself) is the wide range of (mostly free) applications you …

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WIJFR: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

It’s only natural that Alan, the broadminded hero of Doctorow’s fresh, unconventional SF novel, is willing to help everybody he meets. After all, he’s the product of a mixed marriage (his father is a mountain and his mother is a washing machine), so he knows how much being an outcast can hurt. Alan tries desperately …

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